In general, Fraud may be described as intentional acts of deception through misrepresentation of facts by one or more individuals for the purpose of financial gain, to obtain benefits which they are otherwise not entitled, to deprive others of their property or assets, or to receive other types of privileges, compensation, or services which the accused would not have received if the true facts were disclosed.
There are various forms of Criminal Fraud:
Fraud cases are aggressively prosecuted, especially when a Government Agency is involved.
In order for the prosecution to obtain a conviction for a criminal fraud charge, they must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you intentionally and knowingly provided false information or intentionally and knowingly omitted information for the purpose of obtaining that which the accused was not legally eligible to receive.
Fraud crimes may be tried in either State or Federal Court. However it is important to know that in Federal Court, the burden of proof for the prosecution may sometimes be less for a conviction than if the case is tried in State Court.
Criminal fraud cases present uniquely complex issues which are often best served with the legal assistance and guidance of experienced legal counsel.
If you have been charged with a fraud crime, you need an attorney on your side who is knowledgeable of the law, experienced at trial, and able to negotiate for you from a position of strength. Call our law office 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 863.709.0808, or by using our online case evaluation form.
We stand ready to aggressively represent you, and answer all of your questions. An aggressive defense of your case in the early stages could lead to the charges against you being dismissed or reduced.
Ricardo Alvarez is a Criminal Defense Attorney who serves the Lakeland, Winter Haven, Bartow, Polk County, Hardee County, Highlands County, Hillsborough County and Central Florida areas.
Attorney, Ricardo Alvarez handles local, state and federal criminal cases.
Mr. Alvarez is a former prosecutor for the 10th Judicial Circuit of Florida, whichh covers Hardee, Highlands, and Polk Counties.
Attorney, Ricardo Alvarez was also former producer, news director, and vice president of news & Sports for Telemundo in New York, NY, and was also a producer and executive producer for Univision in New York, NY and San Fransisco, CA.
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